17 Cudahy Elementary School Students, 9 Adults Treated For Jet Fuel Exposure


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – More than a dozen elementary school kids in Cudahy were being evaluated Tuesday after an aircraft dumped fuel on its final approach to LAX, authorities said.

Dozens of people, including 17 children and nine adults at Park Avenue Elementary School reported a reaction after they were exposed to jet fuel that reportedly fell on a playground, according to Los Angeles County firefighters.

Some patients complained of skin and eye irritation but there were no reports of anyone being taken to a hospital.

Los Angeles County firefighters later confirmed that the substance was, in fact, jet fuel and that all injuries were minor.

The FAA said in a statement to CSBLA’s Cristy Fajardo, “Delta Air Lines Flight 89 declared an emergency after departing from LAX, returned to the airport and landed without incident. The FAA is aware of and looking into reports that children at a school east of LAX are being treated for fuel exposure.”

Los Angeles Unified school officials said they were aware of the situation and looking into it.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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